NBA Summer League Recap – 4th Quarter Kills Wolves in 82-80 Loss to Toronto
LAS VEGAS -- After a stellar first three quarters, a 20-6 run over the first eight minutes of the fourth lost the Wolves (0-2) the lead and the game 82-80 to the Toronto Raptors (2-0).
In the first quarter, Toronto started out on a 8-0 run before the Wolves climbed back to make it a 19-13 game after one, thanks to six points from Tyus Jones, and five from Xavier Silas, who had a surprising 12 off the bench.
In the second quarter, Kris Dunn got going as he scored 11 points and gave the Wolves a 35-33 lead into the half.
The Wolves furthered their lead in the third quarter with Kris Dunn scoring 8 more points, Adreian Payne scoring four, and getting contributions from Torre Murry, and Silas to bring the game to the fourth quarter with the Wolves up 65-57.
Things went downhill from there. The Wolves turned the ball over three times in the first two minutes of gameplay, including two from Dunn, and had six total turnovers for the quarter. Jones tried to carry the Wolves back with 10 of his 18 points, but it wasn't enough in their 82-80 loss.
Dunn led the Wolves in scoring with 21 points to go with four assists and nine rebounds, on a much more efficient 9-17 shooting, however he was 0-4 from three.
Tyus Jones showed he deserves a spot on the final roster, as he scored 18, including 2-4 from three, with four assists and two steals.
Adreian Payne had another good game, and was able to score 13 on 5-9 shooting with six rebounds.
Xavier Silas added 12 off the bench while only shooting 3-10 from the field but 2-4 from deep to lead all bench scorers.
For the Raptors, they were led by Norman Powell's 29, and Bruno Caboclo, the Raptors very surprising 2014 first round pick added 15 including three three-pointers. Deion Wright also added 13.
The Wolves play one more game before the Las Vegas Summer League tournament as they face off against the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers' summer league squad led by Jordan McRae and Kay Felder that is currently 0-2.